A 25-year-old man faces murder charges for killing his 62-year-old mother and dumping her dismembered body in a dumpster at an apartment complex they lived at.
Neighbors in the Camarillo neighborhood describe it as ‘quiet and peaceful.’ Leaving many shocked that something so terrible could happen in their neighborhood so close to home.
Deputies responded to a suspicious circumstance call. The discovery of possible human remains had been reported around 6:50 a.m. Friday in the enclosed trash area at the rear of the Las Positas Apartments complex in the 300 block of Townsite Promenade. The site is in a residential development along the south side of West Ponderosa Drive. By early afternoon, Ventura County Medical Examiner’s officials had confirmed the remains were human.
Shortly after the discovery a search warrant was executed at the apartment that David M. Hoetzlein and his mother Tomoko lived in. Evidence on scene connected Hoetzlein to his mother’s murder.
Hoetzlein was booked on murder charges and is being held on $3 million bail.
For more on this story, please consider these sources:
- Son kills his mother and puts her dismembered body in dumpster, California cops say – The Sacramento Bee
- Human remains found in Camarillo dumpster – The VC Star
- Camarillo man, David Hoetzlein, arrested for allegedly killing his mother, dismembering her body, then hiding it inside dumpster – ABC 7 News